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[Incidence and risk factors for congenital syphilis in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, 2001-2008].
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23358775     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital syphilis continues to be a public health problem in Brazil. The scope of this study is to describe the trends in the incidence of congenital syphilis in Belo Horizonte between 2001 and 2008 and determine risk factors associated with disease diagnosis. Data on cases of congenital syphilis and on the population of live births were obtained from the National Notifiable Diseases Information System (SINAN) and from the National Live Birth Information System (SINASC), respectively. Multivariate logistic regression analysis used the population of live births as the reference group to identify independent risk factors for congenital syphilis. The annual incidence of congenital syphilis revealed a rising trend from 0.9 to 1.6 cases per 1,000 live births between 2001 and 2008. Independent risk factors for congenital syphilis included: maternal schooling <8 years (OR: 1,3; 95% CI: 1,2-1,4); black or mixed maternal race (2,1; 1,5-2,8) and lack of antenatal care (11,4; 8,5-15,4). The strong association between the lack of antenatal care and congenital syphilis indicates that universalization of antenatal care is critical for the control of congenital syphilis. The effective control of the disease in Brazil will depend on actions to reduce social inequities in health.
Marina Guimarães Lima; Rejane Ferreira Reis dos Santos; Guilherme José Antonini Barbosa; Guilherme de Sousa Ribeiro
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ciência & saúde coletiva     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1678-4561     ISO Abbreviation:  Cien Saude Colet     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-29     Completed Date:  2014-01-21     Revised Date:  2014-02-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9713483     Medline TA:  Cien Saude Colet     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  por     Pagination:  499-506     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vernacular Title:
Incidência e fatores de risco para sífilis congênita em Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, 2001-2008.
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MeSH Terms
Brazil / epidemiology
Infant, Newborn
Risk Factors
Syphilis, Congenital / epidemiology*
Time Factors

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